Category Archives: Senior Community

Another Successful RSVP Event!

Last Wednesday, SILVAR (Silicon Valley Association of Realtors) put on their annual charity event to support our local community. The past several years we have assisted seniors in Los Altos and Mountain View with household chores they can no longer perform themselves or pay … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Senior Proof Your House

Many seniors would like to stay in their homes as long as possible. With that said, you’re ability to do this depends on many factors, including the nature of the challenges you face in your current home. Sometimes it may require … Continue reading

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Assistant Living: Four Simple Tips to Avoid Being Tricked

As a senior real estate specialist and from my own experience, I know the importance of picking the right assistant living facility for your beloved family member. I read an article titled “Due Diligence: Helping Clients Avoid Assisted Living “Gotchas”” that … Continue reading

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4 Home Technologies for Energey Efficiency

Our energy bills are “HUGE” and seem to be growing every year. Are you interested in shaving off $200-$400 off your energy bills annually?  I am! Here is what the National Association of Home Builders offers as some high-tech tips: Automated HVAC Systems. … Continue reading

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The New Retiree

65 has been the magic age at which an American worker is supposed to leave the workplace behind and retire.  Given relatively recent economic conditions, Baby Boomers who watched their parents retire comfortably are now left wondering if they will … Continue reading

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Realtor Volunteer Service Program

Every year Realtors throughout Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties participate in a community outreach project to help seniors.  The program is designed to support home safety for senior home owners and renters who are physically challenged and … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Should Look Ahead

Future housing needs and planning is one of the biggest issues baby boomers will face in the years ahead. According to study conducted by AARP, MIT AgeLab and Hartford Advanced 50 team, 73 percent of homeowners ages 45-65 are planning on staying in their homes as … Continue reading

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Rents Moving Up: Home Prices Soon to Follow?

I was reading an article today and found it interesting.  During the second half of 2011, we have seen a dramatic increase in demand for rentals in the Bay Area. In all, I would say with that demand, we have seen … Continue reading

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Is a Reverse Mortgage a Good Idea for Seniors?

Whenever I am asked about reverse mortgages I find myself cringe. If you are a homeowner over 62, this is a unique opportunity to acquire spendable funds from your home, even if the mortgage is not paid off. But, before you do … Continue reading

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Reduce Holiday Waste This Season

Between all the baking, packaging from holiday shopping and the overall influx of items coming into our home during this time of year, my family seems to generates ALOT of recycling.  According to CalRecycle, more than 1 million tons of … Continue reading

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